Bremer Jewelry is proud to say that we have four full-time bench jewelers that not only repair your beloved jewelry right inside our stores, but also handcraft custom design jewelry! We also have a dedicated Service Department that is committed to taking the utmost care in evaluating the stability and wear of your precious jewelry pieces. Take a scroll through these images below to see just what amazing work is done right here in Central Illinois.
- FREE jewelry cleaning
- FREE jewelry inspection
- FREE metal testing
- FREE diamond testing
- Ring sizing
- Rhodium plating
- Tightening loose stones
- Resetting stones
- Rebuilding prongs
- Rebuilding channels
- Replacing shanks
- Replacing heads
- Soldering rings together
- Separating soldered rings
- Repairing/replacing clasps
- Tightening earring backs
- Replacing earrings
- Replacing earring posts
- Replacing earring backs
- Changing earring mountings
- Changing a pendant bail
- Enhancing a bail
- Soldering chains/bracelets
- Fixing broken chains/bracelets
- Adjusting chain/bracelet length
- Adding adjustable chain/bracelet length
- Restringing pearls/beads
- Wax carving for custom design
- Eyeglass repair
- Retouching enamel
- Replacing jump rings
- Repairing cufflinks
- Adding a texture/finish
- Glue/Epoxy services
- …and so much more!
Custom design starts with an idea, a sketch and ends with beautiful jewelry.
Many designs are created using a hand carved wax as one of the first steps in the process. This allows you to see the design in a 3D manner prior to casting it in the metal of your choice.
Utilizing the latest in polishing machines, each item is buffed to a high polish to make the finish look like brand new.
When looking at any white gold item, you might see a yellow tinge. To restore a bright white finish, we employ a process of plating using Rhodium (a platinum derivative). All white gold fine jewelry repair should take this step to ensure a finished look.
Setting a diamond is a painstaking procedure. The diamond must be protected and secured by the prongs. It takes a skilled and highly trained goldsmith to execute this process.
A specialized tool that our goldsmiths use is a Laser welder. This machine provides the option to do a fine jewelry repair without heat or the fear of damaging fragile gemstones. Bremer Jewelry staff has access to a LazerStar in each location.
As part of the in-house casting process involves melting the casting shot to the perfect temperature.
The casting process continues.
This kiln is heated up to 1300 degrees during a monitored overnight procedure to ensure each item comes out perfectly.
Advanced training in hand engraving allows our goldsmiths to be able to refurbish your antique jewelry.
With so many years of experience, we are able to work with any fine metal.
From the inside of a ring to the barrel of a gun, it is possible to engrave your special message.
All ring sizing for a new ring or your special repair is done right here in our jewelry studio.
Step right up to speak with one of our Service Coordinators. Specifically trained to help you make the right decision to take the best care of your family heirlooms.
We use state of the art equipment to clean your jewelry each and every time you stop by.
Using a high powered microscope allows us to see each and every tiny part of your jewelry. We use it to do inspections before and after repair to ensure the best possible results.
Professional Jewelry Cleanings and Inspections are provided on any item at no charge while you wait. Your jewelry is put through a 100-point inspection, cleaned, and inspected once more before returning to you!
Changing watch batteries should always be done by a professional. We provide this service while you wait and for free. Our service staff is happy to help you “stay on time!”